Monday, January 29, 2007

“The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages, may be preserved through quotations” ~ Benjamin Disraeli, British Prime Minister, 1804-1881

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For some unknown reason, back in late August I started using a quotation as the title for each of my posts. I don't believe that I intentionally planned on using a quotation as the lead-in for the next 150 posts that followed but it appears that I have done just that. 151 posts with 151 different quotations (not counting the random one or two before that) ... holy smokes, Bullwinkle!

Sometimes it has taken me longer to find the right quote than it has taken me to write the entire post while sometimes my entire post has been written based on a quote that I came across and particularly liked. I've gotten quotes from books, from songs, from web pages, from movies, and even from fortune cookies. The sheer number of quotations out there is truly astounding and chances are good that if I look I can find one on just about any subject that I might want to write on.

That said - I have decided to break away from my "quotation addiction" and even though I might use one as a title from time to time and will definitely use them within the body of a post probably fairly frequently, I am not going to make my Post Titles exclusively quotations as I have been doing.

It's not going to be easy as "old habits are hard to break" but "first we make our habits and then they make us" so I need to "leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought "I release the need for this in my life" and then "cultivate only the habits that I am willing should master me." Whew!

In conclusion, as Linkin Park once sang:

"I don’t know how I got this way
I know it’s not alright
So I’m
Breaking the habit
Tonight"

End of quote!!

4 comments:

  1. I know how that goes. I started using clip arts for each of my posts and except for repeated themes like the Quickies, I've never used the same one twice. Does commenting count as blogging?

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  2. It's "hokey" smoke, Bullwinkle.

    I'm anal.

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  3. rw - Oops! You are so right and I'm so sorry!

    Skittles - I don't think that posting comments really counts as blogging but I'd bet you dollars to donuts that my IT guy at work would beg to differ with me on that one!

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  4. Hey, i am quotation mad at the mo, but only if they are appropriate to my counselling homework, we have to collect good quotes, metaphors,analogies and poems. This is to help clients understand/summarise the thoughts and feelings they are experiencing, also to show you are listening to them, phew!
    love linkin park!
    Claire xxx

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